1. Barn Doors
If you've watched "Fixer Upper" or have flipped through home interior design magazines, you probably noticed that barn doors are a huge trend right now. You can use them in any room in your home; kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc. No matter the style of your home, there are many ways to incorporate a barn door into your home.
2. White Kitchen Cabinets
They look clean, trendy, and will fit in with any home style. And if you want to up your kitchen style, go with a white subway tile for your back splash.
3. Mid-Century Modern Inspired Decor
A mid-century modern design will help add authentic vintage style to your home. The look was coined in the post WWII era and continued throughout the 70’s. You don’t have to decorate your entire home in this style, try using a few pieces: a velvet sofa (orange, yellow, or green), a tweed armchair with wooden peg legs, abstract or geometric throw pillows, and a sputnik chandelier to give your space a vintage, but modern look.
4. Stone Accents
If you’re tired of walls being painted the same color, try adding a stone accent wall. We have been seeing this trend in many homes and it will add a focal point to any room. Want to hear a little trick? If you don’t want to spend the money, use stone accent wallpaper. It’s inexpensive and you can find it any home improvement store.
6. Wood Beams
Wood beams don't always have to be used for structural support. They are a stunning addition to any home, and can add character whenever they are used. If you’re hesitant about the cost of real wood, there are other options out there for you. They can be framed in decorative wood, or faux wood beams made from composite plastics that can create the illusion of solid wood.
A covered back porch, or a Loggia, can add a nice space to lounge other than your typical living or family room. If you live in a colder climate, you can add glass doors or windows to give the feel that you are outside.
8. Colored Accent Furniture
Purchasing a living room set is so yesterday. Mixing materials, textures and colors can elevate a space and create a contemporary style that everyone loves. Consider using a neutral couch, then add vibrant throw pillows, wall art, ottomans, and chairs to add pops of color throughout the room.
9. Neutral Colors
Never feel as though you are restricted with design. Certain colors provoke certain emotions; a warm, neutral backdrop creates a welcoming interior that brings people in. Neutral will always be a classic, but if your mood shifts and you decide that you need some vibrant accents in your life, simply add a few pillows in a bold color, or buy wall art that pops.
10. Accent Wallpaper
Wallpaper has made a comeback—but not the kind that surrounded your parents and grandparents house twenty years ago. Recently, wallpaper made its revival, and its bright and bold as ever. But don’t go pasting it on quite yet. Accent wallpaper is a recent trend, thanks to interior design shows and Pinterest, but it is only intended for one wall of a room. Think of it like a focal point. If you feel a space needs some color, add an accent wallpaper pattern such as floral's, geometric shapes or textured designs to help bring that room to life.
11. Contrast Kitchen Island
Your typical kitchen island used to match the cabinets. Recently, homeowners are choosing to go with a contrast kitchen island. Islands are a great way to add color and interest to the kitchen without making it feel overwhelming. And since they are in the center of the kitchen, they serve well as a centerpiece which creates a focal point that draws the eye.
12. Mixing Metals
The mixing metals trend involves using a combination of different metals in a single room, or throughout the home. To achieve this look, start with a dominant metal to build the room around. You want to consider your personal interior design style; if you’re into a more contemporary look, choose stainless steel, for a more modern look, choose copper or chrome, or for a farmhouse or rustic vibe, choose brass. After you’ve chosen your dominant metal, we recommend only choosing one or two accent metals to incorporate to prevent overdoing it.
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